Side Pocket

Critic Score User Score
Game Gear
67
2.6
NES
...
3.2
Arcade
...
3.0

Advertising Blurbs

Editor's website:
    Chalk-up and get ready for some cool pool action. Stroke a mean cue and you might just work your way into the big time in the Pocket Competition. Like all rookie hustlers, you'll start at Club Class. But with skill and a little luck you might just make it to City Class, State Class then World Class. It's a tough road - lots of balls to sink and trick shots to make. So grab a cue and hit the felt.

  • 9-Ball Practice Mode
  • World class pocket Competition
  • Intense One-Player mode or take on a friend in head-to -head action using Game Link.

    Contributed by jean-louis (18870) on May 08, 2015.

www.nintendo.com - 3DS:
    Ready your cue stick – it's time for some billiard action.

    Chalk up and get ready for some cool pool action. Stroke a mean cue and you might just work your way to the big time in the Pocket Competition. Execute consecutive shots, sink by numerical order and perform amazing trick shots such as massés and jumps for a chance to earn additional points or shots. If you manage to sink a ball in a pocket marked with a star, you’ll get a chance for bonuses. Test your billiard skills in two great modes: Pocket offers the traditional 16-ball game, and 9-Ball is a more contemporary version of the sport.

    This game is only playable in 2D.

    Contributed by VictorVance (5371) on Jan 21, 2015.

The Official Nintendo Player's Guide (1987) - NES:

    RACK 'EM UP!

    Chalk up your favorite cue stick and challenge your friends to the ultimate game of skill... pool! It takes a pretty cool dude to sink the tough shots on this pool table because you need the right English and the right power on the stroke to make 'em drop. So sharpen your skills and see if you can hustle your way to the Data East Pool Tournament Finals.

    GAME PLAY: There are four game modes to choose from at this pool hall. The first is the one-man "Pocket Game" to sharpen your skills. The second is a training mode to show you the fine art of putting English on this cue ball and how to play the cushions for best effect. The third and fourth games are two-player games where you can let it all hang out and show your stuff. "Pocket Game" is for total points over five matches and "Nine Ball" is the popular game played in rotation where the first player to sink the Nine Ball wins. So put on your best pool hall duds and rack 'em up!

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4614) on Mar 07, 2007.